Pedro Rico recently completed his junior season at Pepperdine. . . One of four seniors on the Waves' 2005-06 roster . . . Joined the Pepperdine program in January of 2003 . . . Stepped in and made an immediate impact on the team . . . Talented player who figures to be a fixture at the top of the Waves' line-up for the next two seasons.
2005: Totaled a dual match singles record of 15-7, finishing the season with an ITA national ranking of 25...In the No. 1 position, registered a 4-5 record and in the No. 2 position, registered an 11-2 record...Compiled a 19-5 dual match doubles record with teammate Scott Doerner, earning the duo All-American honors and a No. 12 national ranking...Helped lead team to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championships...Suffered a first-round loss at the NCAA Singles Championships...Named West Coast Conference (WCC) Player of the month for March
2004: Compiled a dual match singles record 19-5 while finishing the season with an ITA ranking of 19 . . . Competed in 13 matches in the No. 1 position, going 10-3, and 11 matches in the No. 2 spot, going 9-2 . . . Went 18-8 in dual match doubles play . . . Finished 2004 as the 18th ranked doubles team (with Calle Hansen) after falling in the "Elite Eight" . . . Advanced to the round of 16 in singles competition by beating Mississippi and Georgia Tech . . . Selected as a 2004 All-American . . . Named WCC "Player of the Year" in 2004
2003: Notched a dual match singles record of 15-8, playing primarily at the No. 2 and No. 3 position in the Pepperdine line-up . . . Finished the year ranked No. 89 in the final Omni Hotels poll . . . Paired with freshman Scott Doerner to compile a dual match doubles mark of 18-6 while playing at the No. 2 slot . . . Tabbed the West Coast Conference (WCC) "Freshman of the Year" . . . Earned first team All-WCC honors in singles and honorable mention accolades in doubles . . . Pepperdine finished the year with an overall dual match record of 17-11 . . . The Waves advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships and finished the year ranked No. 26 nationally in the final Omni Hotels poll . . . Pepperdine won the WCC title for the 13th consecutive year dating back to 1991.
HIGH SCHOOL: Former junior-level doubles champion in Spain.
PERSONAL: Born December 9, 1980 . . . A resident of Alicante, Spain . . . Attended Ies Ifach Calpe.
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